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Fascinating Classes that You Need to Register for if you are interested in Fashion Merchandising

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UGA chapter.

We have almost made it to the end of this semester! For some seniors, this signifies bittersweet moments and graduation which seems closer than ever but for others, the end of the semester coincides with registration and planning for next semester. While most have already registered and planned your classes, here are some additional recommendations within the Fashion Merchandising major and minor at UGA!

If you are considering a minor in Fashion Merchandising some of these courses can be applied to fulfill your 15 credit hour requirement. Click here to learn more about the Fashion Merchandising major and minor at UGA!

Note: Some classes might not be offered every semester. Check Athena and Bulletin for up-to-date course offerings

FYOS 1001 Magic of Textiles


This class was a fun introduction to the world of textiles which are used in more ways than most could imagine. Each week of this “class” involved a new module to explore innovative textiles and their applications in fashion and beyond. It was taught by the department head, Dr. Bhat, which was a great introduction to the program as a freshman pursuing a minor in fashion merchandising.

TXMI 4260 Global Sourcing and Logistics of Textile Products and Apparel


Surprisingly, I took this upper-level class during the first semester of my freshman year. This definitely can be considered one of the more business-focused classes of the program which might not be as enjoyable for some. This class proved to be very interesting and useful for future classes and gave a view of what happens between fashion designers creating the design and stores displaying the pieces for customers to purchase. Since fashion today spans across many countries, this class involved an overview of the ever-changing global business environment as you learn about tariffs, international shipping laws, and more!

TXMI 3210 Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising


For someone looking to get into fashion merchandising this should be taken earlier rather than later! This class really gave an overview of the fashion industry, including multiple terms that are used commonly in future classes and within the industry. This class also had a group project which was a fun way to apply the concepts learned during the lectures.

TXMI 5240E Retailing Apparel and Textiles


I took this class during a summer term while also completing an internship in retail. This class was completely asynchronous and online which made it a great option for those completing an internship while still earning credits. Learn from my mistakes and stay on top of your work which might require some time outside of your internship but will pay off in the end when you have a fun project to complete!

TXMI2100 Textiles for Consumers


This is one of the final classes that I have to complete for the minor and it has been extremely interesting. Coming full circle from Freshman to Senior year, I am once again learning and being amazed by the vast applications of textiles from fashion and decor to safety, medical applications, and infrastructure to name a few. This particular class includes a group project where each group has to create a new textile-based product that is not currently on the market. You then pitch this idea to the professor and the class as a Textile based version of Shark Tank!

Are you considering taking Business classes as well? Click here for some class and professor recommendations within the Terry College of Business!

Brianna Mays is one of the Campus Correspondents for Her Campus at UGA. She was born and raised in Gwinnett County, GA. She is a Terry Business Student majoring in Management: Human Resouces with a minor in Spanish and Fashion Merchandising.